CM Punk

CM Punk Says Big Money Matches Brought Him To AEW

CM Punk recently appeared as a guest on Busted Open Radio to promote this weekend’s AEW All Out pay-per-view.

During the appearance, Punk spoke about being excited to work with young talent in the company and more.

Featured below are some of the highlights.

On how he’s very excited to work with younger talent and top stars he’s never faced like Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks: “The lame answer is everybody. I’ve never worked with The Young Bucks or Kenny Omega. I’ve worked with Cody in 2009. Those are the guys I never mention when I’m doing media because I always feel the need to put the spotlight on other young guys; Darby Allin, Brian Pillman Jr, (Powerhouse) Hobbs, Ricky Starks. There are people that have potential and if you know anything about wrestling and watch the program, you see those guys and you go, ‘that guy right there. That guy has something.’ I love how they are rough around the edges and that’s so great. It reminds me of watching an old wrestling studio show and not everything is super polished and an LED screen. These guys have different gear, different looks, personalities, they are all different. You can tell they come from different spots and have trained in different ways and have different styles.”

On there being more big money matches for him in AEW than anywhere else: “That’s what 100% attracted me to the AEW locker room. Why wouldn’t I want to wrestle these guys and go there? You talk about big money matches. There are way more in AEW than anywhere else for me.”

Check out the complete interview at H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.


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